tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post116233832638644765..comments2012-04-19T05:28:08.446+01:00Comments on naijablog: The temporality of justiceJeremynoreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162395070451006902006-11-01T16:31:00.000+01:002006-11-01T16:31:00.000+01:00Jeremy, if by your phrase "got away with it" you m...Jeremy, if by your phrase "got away with it" you mean "die", then we all don't "get away with it." In the end, everyone gets it, right the heart.<BR/><BR/>In re our "connectedness," I take your point in the very general sense, but particularly, really, there isn't a pragmatic need to keep thinking in terms of how everyone on earth affects everyone else. That's a recipe for madness at worst and utterly distracted incompetence at best, neither of which is palatable. That "protective veneer" you talk about, that's what keeps us sane.<BR/><BR/>Years ago, I heard the term "sphere of influence." This means those things over which one has direct, almost palpable influence and concentrating one's efforts in that direction. Alas, the deaths from a plane crash in Nigeria doesn't fall into a great many people's spheres of influence. There's nothing they can do about it.<BR/><BR/>As a lesson in not biting off more than you can chew, tell me three things you don't care about. Remember, CARE about. And if you can't, relax, meditate some more and reorganize your priorites! :-)Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162387474956572102006-11-01T14:24:00.000+01:002006-11-01T14:24:00.000+01:00awesome post! <br><br>I am a young chap &amp; I wa...awesome post! <BR/><BR/>I am a young chap & I was just wondering if I could send d link of your blog/copy & paste this post to begin an email cycle.<BR/><BR/>The reason being that I think most folks need to be reminded of history. I believe most Nigerians need to see this to remind us of our collective responsibility as well as common humanity.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162381412402942732006-11-01T12:43:00.000+01:002006-11-01T12:43:00.000+01:00Dearest Jeremy,<br><br>"If you believe in God, you...Dearest Jeremy,<BR/><BR/>"If you believe in God, you can pray to a higher force for good grace and destiny to see you through"...<BR/><BR/>I am happy to say that sometimes, its the prayers of otheres that protects us all. Both you and Bibi are in my thoughts and prayers everyday!And WE are ALL in mummy's prayers everyday (as I'm sure so were the departed souls of ADC in their mother's prayers). But above all that, your meditation is also is surely a form of prayer...I srongly belive that when its ones time to go, then nothing can prevent it....Its not about religion, is just about TIME!<BR/><BR/>From the devastating stories of this disaster, somehow, life has a way of forcing through a glimmer of hope(however small),like sunshine on a rainy day...Did you hear that 3 daughters of the Senator (or Governor) of Kogi state were amonghts the survivors...!!! <BR/><BR/>Now, there's what i call hope!!!!Styl Councilhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09698740184679176578noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162340447834407632006-11-01T01:20:00.000+01:002006-11-01T01:20:00.000+01:00Shango - I don't know how to say this without soun...Shango - I don't know how to say this without sounding patronising - but I don't think you're thinking just yet. Atomism and the idea of the purely solitary death makes no sense in a human context. <BR/><BR/>We're all affected by the crash, just as we were all affected by the ones before it. The connections can be filigree, gossamer thin, but they are always there. Its simply that we fail to spot them. <BR/><BR/>Somewhere someone had just decided fuck it, I'm moving back. Now they've decided to keep their life where it is. Someone else who had just projected hope into Nigeria, only to see it smashed like porcelain down a staircase. <BR/><BR/>There is no isolation or insulation from world events such as these - there is only the protective veneer we weakly project upon the world: that somehow we are apart from the madnesses that take place in some far away elsewhere. We think we are not affected by the Holocaust, because it was a mad bunch of Germans in a foreign historical context: we risk understanding and accepting the potential violence within any human situation if we expel it from our world of understanding in this way. Everything returns to everything else; it is only our limited understanding that prevents us from seeing this..<BR/><BR/>As for the point about justice: tell me, which historical figure do you know of that, in the final analysis, 'got away with it'? <BR/><BR/>History may first of all be written by the victors. But the victors themselves will always have to give way to the historians of the future..<BR/><BR/>And, for the first time, blog technology is giving a true sense of the intense sorrow and anger of Nigerians around the world. That's history in the making, and the earliest suspicions that justice is on its way..Jeremyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07506241936615649754noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162340382657365062006-11-01T01:19:00.000+01:002006-11-01T01:19:00.000+01:00Justice sometimes happens. Often doesn't.<br><br>P...Justice sometimes happens. Often doesn't.<BR/><BR/>Pieter Botha died at home, at 90, in peaceful surroundings, in the company of family and loved ones.<BR/><BR/>Steve Biko was chained to a window grille and hit repeatedly on the head for an entire day. He died in "police custody."<BR/><BR/>Justice sometimes happens. Often doesn't.<BR/><BR/>History is a callous bitch in whom I have zero confidence. The history of humanity is the history of much atrocity and a little grace.<BR/><BR/>But this, this here, is a lovely meditation. Keep writing.St Antonymhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07513842500787261783noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162339418958787632006-11-01T01:03:00.000+01:002006-11-01T01:03:00.000+01:00When one person dies, one person dies, my friend. ...When one person dies, one person dies, my friend. Sorry to burst your bubble, I don't mean to, and I'm usually not callous, but such is life. It's unfair, it's terrible, it's barbarous, but it's life.<BR/><BR/>If Justice doesn't happen now, tomorrow, or even when we're alive to see it, does Justice really happen?<BR/><BR/>Justice is in the eye of the beholder.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162338902664714402006-11-01T00:55:00.000+01:002006-11-01T00:55:00.000+01:00Jeremy you dey write Oh! Haba. How you take dey ...Jeremy you dey write Oh! Haba. How you take dey hold down J.O.B. for inside all this internet F.O.C. writing? I hail you y\oh Oga oyibo.Sunny Raisinnoreply@blogger.com